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Australia’s Coral Coast

February 10, 2012
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Four rods, a quad hookup and three wahoo in the boat: pretty typical in the fertile, lightly fished waters off southwestern Australia. Doug Olander
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Many years, black marlin to 150 pounds can be thick out of Exmouth — where this one was photographed — but their numbers can vary widely from season to season. Al Mcglashan
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Far offshore of Carnarvon, Doug Nilsen jigged up this beauty of a grouper known as a rankin cod, using a tiny Accurate twospeed. Doug Olander
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Halco’s Tim Carter with a dandy queenfish, one of Australia’s great nearshore light-tackle game fish. Doug Olander
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Squid liked our boat lights; we liked eating calamari. Doug Olander
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Gold-spotted trevally liked our poppers. Doug Olander
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Big Lagoon at Francois Peron National Park north of Shark Bay. Tourism Western Australia
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